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Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah


Each year we enter the physical space of the Sukkah with joy and excitement for the holiday. The Sukkah acts as an extension of our home and our sanctuary, as a place that we dwell, where we eat, where we pray. We build this fragile, impermanent structure and then enter into it, filling it with warmth, holiness and joy. Perhaps the most important thing that can we do on this holiday is emulate our ancestors by opening our Sukkot to others, welcoming guests to join us as we fulfill the mitzvah of layshev ba’Sukkah and create and enhancing the connections between the members of our community and deepening the relationships. We look forward to celebrating all that Sukkot has to offer and spending time with you in the sacred space of the Sukkah.

Chag Sameach!

Rabbi David Kalender
Rabbi Evan Ravski                 

Service Times

Erev Sukkot, Sunday, October 13
6:15pm Evening Service

Sukkot Day 1, Monday, October 14
9:30am Morning Service
10:30am Youth Service
7:15pm Ma'ariv

Sukkot Day 2, Tuesday, October 15
9:30am Morning Service
7:15pm Ma'ariv

Erev Shmini Atzeret, Sunday, October 20
8:30am Hoshanah Raba
6:00pm Ma'ariv

Shmini Atzeret, Monday, October 21
9:30am Morning Service including Yizkor
7:00pm Erev Simchat Torah Ma'ariv and Hakafot

Simchat Torah, Tuesday, October 22
9:30am Morning Service
7:00pm Ma'ariv

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Dinner & Study Group, Friday, October 18, 7:30pm, home of Eric & Rachel Rothberg. This multigenerational potluck fish/vegetarian dinner group will meet in the sukkah to kick off the New Year. Newcomers welcome! RSVP by October 15 to Eric at or (703)425-8210 and let him know whether you can bring an entrée, green salad, vegetable side dish or dessert.

ABBA Sukkah Takedown, Sunday, October 27, 9:30am at Brown/Berish Group Home. Help ABBA disassemble the sukkah at Brown/Berish, a group home for adults with disabilities. To learn more, contact Eddie Silverman at

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